Grade 5 Billy Carts Made by the Students Themselves!

Grade 5 Billy Carts Made by the Students Themselves!

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Saturday, June 7, 2008

Digital Natives vs Digital Immigrants

Today I went to a very interesting seminar about 21st Century learning at Sinarmas World School. The speaker, Toh Yee Choon from Apple, Singapore spoke about the differences between the two groups of the Digital Natives and the Digital Immigrants. You might know that Digital Natives have grown up in this Digital era surrounded by and using digital technology. The Digital Immigrants are the adults that grew up before the Digital era. This group are most of the teachers at school. I am a Digital Immigrant.

Anyway, you can try this out. Here is a fun example, this site has the famous mosquito ring tone. This tone can only be heard by the younger generation - Digital Natives. SOME adults can hear it but not many. I can hear it initially but then it fades. 

At most schools you must turn your HP off so teenagers around the world are using this as a ring tone so the teacher won't know when a student's phone rings. Maybe you should try it - he he he.

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